Definition of breakwater in English:

breakwater

Line breaks: break|water
Pronunciation: /ˈbreɪkwɔːtə
 
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noun

  • A barrier built out into the sea to protect a coast or harbour from the force of waves.
    More example sentences
    • In the 19th century the greatest engineering addition to the bay was the construction of Dun Laoghaire Harbour with its two-tiered breakwaters or piers and wonderful granite stonework.
    • The installation of groynes, breakwaters, or protective sea walls has knock-on effects on the natural circulation of water and sediment in the near-shore environment.
    • Big conger inhabit a number of environments, including deep water rock marks, harbours, jetties, piers, breakwaters and the odd sandy beach!
    Synonyms
    sea wall, barrier, embankment; jetty, mole, groyne, pier

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